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Man critically injured in paramilitary-style gun attack

Published 19/04/2016

The scene in Magowan Park, Creggan, after a man was shot twice in the leg. Pic: Lorcan Doherty Press Eye.
The scene in Magowan Park, Creggan, after a man was shot twice in the leg. Pic: Lorcan Doherty Press Eye.
The scene in Magowan Park, Creggan, after a man was shot twice in the leg. Pic Lorcan Doherty Press Eye.
The PSNI are appealing for witnesses

A man is critically ill after being shot twice in the leg in Northern Ireland.

The paramilitary-style attack happened in Magowan Park in the Creggan area of Londonderry.

Police Service of Northern Ireland Inspector Alison Ferguson said: "His condition is described as critical."

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following the shooting shortly before 9pm on Monday night.

The man was shot twice in the right leg and taken to hospital.

The attack comes after another man died in a gangland-style shooting in North Belfast last week.

Dissident republicans are likely to be suspected.

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